Whether you use leather or faux leather, the ornaments are fun and easy to make. It is a project you could get the kids involved with as well. I made these as a kid with paper, but I feel like the leather gives my Christmas tree an extra layer of texture and will last forever. Here is how you make these DIY leather Ornaments! This post contains affiliate links.
Supplies for Leather Ornaments
Leather or Faux Leather Sheets
Something Round to Trace
Making Leather Ornaments
Find something to trace that is the size you want your ornaments. I chose a small jar lid. Trace as many as you can fit on the sheet.
Cut them out using sharp fabric scissors. You will need 5 per ornament.
You will fold them in half and glue the back sides together one at a time until it looks like the photo. After you glue the last layer, release it carefully and it will open and the two remaining back side will come together. This was my kids' favorite part of the process!
Here is a video of the process:
Add a little glue to the center hole at the top and then add a 4" piece of string into the hole forming a loop. When the glue dries you are ready to hang them on your tree!
You could use this same idea ad use fabric or stiff paper. I personally love the look of leather though. The creases that formed over time gives it a nice texture.
You could also add some wood beads to the string to give a bit of a different look.
So what do you think? Are you ready to make some leather ornaments now? I only made 8 but will be making a bunch more when the kids are out of school next week since they were so fun to do. What are your favorite DIY ornaments to make?
Day 1: Mini Letterboard Ornaments
Day 2: Clay Snowflake Ornaments
Day 3: Leather Ornaments
Day 4: Mushroom Ornaments
Day 5: Glass Etched Ornaments
Day 6: Gingerbread Ornaments
Day 7: Clay Leaf Print Ornaments
Day 8: Wood Slice Ornaments
Day 9: Snow Globe Ornaments
Day 10: Stamped Clay Ornaments
Day 11: String Ball Ornaments
Day 12: DIY Icicle Ornaments
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